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Kukke Subramanya - Where the Snake Lord Resides


The Kukke Subramanya temple is located in Sullia, near Mangalore, Karnataka. The temple is unique as Lord Subramaya is worshipped here as the lord of snakes. The temple is a popular pilgrim destination and the legend behind the temple has also drawn several tourists to this place.

A Look At Ancient Lore

According to ancient lore, the temple has been created at the spot where the king of snakes Vasuki prayed to Lord Shiva and asked him to protect snakes from the wrath of Garuda. Pleased by the penance, Lord Shiva sent Subramanya to protect the snakes and since then he has been worshipped as the protector of snakes.

One of the interesting aspects of the temple is the Garuda tower. The silver tower has been constructed to protect devotees from the poisonous fumes of Vasuki's breath. It is believed that Vasuki resides inside the temple. Ashlesha Bali and Sarpa Samskara are two of the important poojas that are conducted in the temple.

How To Reach Kukke Subramanya

The Kukke Subramanya temple is accessible by air, road and rail. The nearest airport is Mangalore. The nearest railway station is 7 km away from the temple premises. There are also plenty of state transport buses linking Bangalore and Mangalore to the Kukke Subramanya temple.

Best Time To Visit Kukke Subramanya

September to March is the best time to visit Kukke Subramanya.

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How to Reach Kukke Subramanya

  • By Road
    Regular state and private buses for Kukke Subramanya are available from Bangalore and Mangalore. Tourists can avail KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses, which are quite reasonable and comfortable. Along with this, private buses, such as air-conditioned, non air-conditioned and Volvo, also ply from Bangalore and Mangalore to Kukke Subramanya
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  • By Train
    Subramanya Road Railway Station is the nearest railway junction to Kukke Subramanya, situated at a distance of about 7 km. Travellers can hire taxis and auto rickshaws to reach the destination from here.
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  • By Air
    Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport, situated at a distance of about 115 km from Kukke Subramanya. Bangalore International Airport is the ideal option for tourists coming from Europe, Asia, America, Middle East or other destinations across the globe. Located at a distance of about 340 km from Kukke Subramanya, Bangalore airport is well connected to all the major cities of India, like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
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